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Jr NBA India: Delhi, Mumbai & Ludhiana Schools Crowned National Champs
Sir Chhotu Ram Modern Senior Secondary School, Delhi; Don Bosco High School Matunga, Mumbai; and Khalsa School, Ludhiana, crowned National Champions
The Reliance Foundation (RF) Jr. NBA National Championship drew to a successful close with Sir Chhotu Ram Modern Senior Secondary School, Delhi, and Don Bosco High School Matunga, Mumbai, clinching the boys' titles in the U-14 and U-12 categories respectively. In the girls, Khalsa School, Ludhiana, won big as they bagged both the U-14 and U-12 titles.
In the U-14 boys' final, Sir Chhotu Ram Modern Senior Secondary School, Delhi, defeated VIBGYOR High School Malad, Mumbai, 21-9 while in the U-12 boys’ category, Don Bosco High School Matunga, Mumbai, beat Vidyagyan School Sitapur, Lucknow, 13-12.
In the girls, Khalsa School, Ludhiana, defeated Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh, 9-8 in the U-12 category and beat Phoenix Greens School of Learning, Hyderabad, 13-8 in the U-14 category to take home the championship trophies across both categories.
The RF Jr. NBA National Championship marks the culmination of 3-on-3 regional tournaments that were held in14 cities across India – Chennai, Kottayam, Mumbai, Kochi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Delhi, Aizawl and Jamshedpur. Now in its 10th edition, this year’s program saw participation from close to 7000 kids and more than 600 schools.
The RF Jr. NBA program is a comprehensive youth basketball development initiative that teaches the values and fundamentals of basketball to positively impact the lives of Indian youth. The program featured free, nationwide basketball development clinics and tournaments for youth, coaches and teachers.